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JFairman JFairman is offline
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It's may be a dried and broken vacuum hose in the long and over engineered evaporative emisson system and may have nothing to do with the fuel injection or motor.

There are 3 plastic cannisters in the sytem the last of which is large and filled with charcoal, and around 15 feet or so of unreinforced low quality german rubber hose with black fabric wrapped around it.

I say low quality because I've been replacing that dried up hardened crap rubber hose for the last 30 years in German cars and it's the shortest lived and over priced rubber hose I've ever seen.

Anywhere it is exposed to some heat it will be hard as a rock and will break if you move it after 20 years.
German rubber has always been regarded as the worst there is with all the mechanics I've worked with.
That includes windsheild gaskets.
Old 07-15-2010, 08:53 AM
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